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Mike Jacobowitz

WTUL relocated to Pocket Park for the last several weeks for its annual Rock on Survival Marathon, which consisted of a series of events from the March 9 – 26.

The Marathon raises money and gaines exposure for the radio station.

“We are not a big nationwide radio station, and we depend on our devoted listeners to help keep us going,” WTUL DJ Sam Baker said.

Depending on the amount of money pledged, listeners could choose to have a song played on the radio, get a T-shirt, or receive other WTUL-related gear. In addition, WTUL also sold merchandise was on sold on campus.

The Rock on Survival Marathon came together last weekend with a CD release party for the radio’s compilation “Songs from the Basement” disc on March 23; a Record Raid, which is a flea market for music, on Saturday; and culminating with a performance by the rap group Dead Prez at Masion on Sunday on Frenchman Street. Na’Tee, Truth Universal, Chels and Melaphyre accompanied Dead Prez.

In addition to the events several of the stations DJs undertook 24-hour shifts. Last year’s marathon grossed more than $35,000, and WTUL hopes that this year was even more successful.

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